Women Techmakers International Women's Day Celebration (IWD '19)

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1925 Brooks St · Missoula, mt

How to find us

3rd floor of the building across the parking lot from the main onX building. There will be signs to guide you!

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UPDATE 3/29/2019:
Thanks for your interest!
Registration is filled for this event.
If you'd like to be on the waitlist, please proceed with submitting your information and you will receive an email if a spot opens up: https://forms.gle/EgAePHde4127RSjGA

If you have already registered and can no longer attend, please email [masked] and let Smai know so she can invite someone off the waitlist.

Join us for a celebration of International Women's Day on April 19, 2019 from 5:30-7:30pm at onX.

A variety of incredible women from Missoula's tech community will give talks on their work and tours de force.

Meeting new people and making new connections is strongly encouraged and will be facilitated by the organizers.

Food and refreshments will be provided, and the first 40 registrants will receive a free t-shirt.

Everyone is welcome to attend.

You must register using this form by April 10 to attend the event: https://forms.gle/EgAePHde4127RSjGA

Space is limited, so please RSVP today!

This event made possible by Google's Women Techmakers and our local sponsors: Lumenad, Montana Code School, Workiva, and onX. Thank you for your support.


Speaker bios are posted in the comments of this event.


Good old boys, mean girls and losing pitches: Lessons from three of my worst days at work
Christina Quick Henderson

Throughout my career in business and tech – as a student, a new leader, and an experienced executive – I’ve had a few really bad days at work. The kind where you close the door and cry. Over time I’ve realized how much those hard times have helped me grow. I’d like to share three stories from my career and lessons learned that may be helpful to other women in technology.


Token Women: Why Representation in the Blockchain Space Matters
Jamie Iguchi

Blockchain technology will revolutionize all aspects of society and business, and women are uniquely positioned to harness its power for good. Any business, nonprofit venture, or idea can benefit from it. We are at the earliest stages of this this paradigm shift; if more women don't get in on the ground level, they will be sidelined.


SVD in Text and Image Analysis: How much information do we really need?
Briana Young

Singular Value Decomposition is a dimension reduction technique widely used in statistical and machine learning strategies, enabling the user to reduce redundant or irrelevant information while retaining the essence of a dataset. Want to creepily stare into the soul of your data? Use SVD.


Use What Your Momma Gave Ya
Amy Devin

It's time to stop trying to man up at work. Learn how traditionally feminine skillsets and strengths are precisely what make tech teams stronger. We'll talk about about empathy, relationship building, intuition and other "soft skills" that make your projects more successful and you more hirable.


Pixel Perfect Cookies - Lightning Talk
Kelsey Iverson

What is a cookie? Why do I have so many of them? Hear a simplified explanation of common things going on behind the scenes of almost every recognizable "brand" website through strategically placed pixels. If you have ever wondered how Facebook knew that you were looking to buy a new Subaru Crosstrek, it's probably crumb related.